Speech and Hearing Sciences

Whether learning about communication sciences or the relationship between language and society, students studying speech and hearing sciences at GW receive in-depth knowledge of all aspects of communication. As part of the social and behavioral sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program provides deep knowledge of language and communication, including the consequences of speech and hearing challenges on individuals and society and the treatment of communication impairments.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Communications, English, biology and psychology.

What can I expect to learn in the Speech and Hearing Sciences program at GW?

Courses within the speech and hearing sciences program explore the developmental, biological, psychological, linguistic, social and cultural aspects of human communication and the disorders affecting it.

What is the Speech and Hearing Sciences community like at GW?

Students typically declare a major in the fall of their sophomore year. The earliest courses provide an orientation to communication, language and speech as well as an introduction to the scientific methodologies associated with the study of these areas. Later courses offer students an understanding of the clinical management of speech and hearing disorders as well as information about other professional areas in speech and hearing sciences.

What can I do in the Speech and Hearing Sciences field?

A degree in speech and hearing sciences prepares undergraduates for a variety of professions, including speech-language disorders, linguistics, audiology, education, counseling and psychology.

Hands-on Learning

Students have opportunities to participate in research and to observe professionals and graduate students in GW’s Speech and Hearing Center, which is involved in the newest techniques for improving the speech, language and cognitive skills of those with communication disorders.

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